Region told to brace for "potentially historic" ice storm

Snow, ice pellets, freezing rain on tap for Almaguin this weekend

Possible 'high impact' storm for weekend in SD&G

"Any freezing rain should be fairly brief near the Highway 401 corridor, but may persist for a couple of hours for regions farther north and especially over higher terrain".

The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning from 2pm Saturday to 2pm Sunday for counties including Monroe, Livingston, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming.

Insane may not even be able to cut it in describing this weekend's weather forecast.

The ice storm warning means total ice accumulations of a half inch of ice are expected, making traffic hard and causing downed tree limbs and power lines.

"Snow changing to freezing rain is possible for the Greater Montreal, the Outaouais and the Eastern Townships".

Snow, ice pellets, freezing rain on tap for Almaguin this weekend

Hydro officials said extra crews have been brought in to respond to outages created by the storm system. However, as the low approaches tonight, freezing rain will likely become widespread again.

A nasty mix of rain, snow and freezing rain is the weekend forecast and what you get will all depend on where you live. Wind gusts of up to 60 km/h are also possible and have the capacity to down tree limbs and cause power outages. One to 3 inches of snow and sleet are expected in Western New York, and up to 5 inches in the Adirondacks. Watch for quickly changing road conditions from wet to icy this afternoon and evening. "Closer to the Lake Ontario shoreline, only rain is expected".

GTA residents are sharing their photos and videos from across the region as the storm passes through their neighbourhoods.

A lull in precipitation is likely this evening with patchy freezing drizzle expected.

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